Introduction to Psychology in Yale 13: Personality

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Why are people different: Differences

Why are people different from one another? This lecture addresses this question by reviewing the latest theories and research in psychology on two traits in particular: personality and intelligence. Students will hear about how these traits are measured, why they may differ across individuals and groups, and whether they are influenced at all by one's genes, parents or environment.

00:00 Personality, intelligence and determining difference.

13:53 Measuring personality with "the big five".

19:47 Defining and measuring intelligence.

30:29 Question and answer on personality and intelligence.

36:32 The roles of genes and environment in explaining human difference.

51:16 Genes, environment and intelligence.

This course was recorded in Spring 2007.

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